--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, "Steve Schroeder"
> I'm getting ready to send off my re-supply bucket for the JMT. Does
> anyone know what the deal is on shipping alchohol. Can I do it? I was
> planning on using a MSR type metal fuel bottle. I can't seem to get a
> straight answer from UPS. I haven't asked the post office yet. Thanks.
Try this link.
click "Hike Planning"
then click "Mailing Fuel"
then scroll down to Alcohol
simplified quote from Gottawalk
What this means to us:
We can ship alcohol in a metal primary receptacle not to exceed 1
quart. A nonmetal primary receptacle must not exceed 1 pint. The
primary receptacle must have a screw cap (with a minimum of
one-and-one-half turns), soldering clips, or other means of secure
closure (friction tops are not acceptable). Only one primary
receptacle is permitted per mail piece.
Cushioning Material and Secondary Packaging
Enough cushioning material must surround the primary receptacle to
prevent breakage and absorb any potential leakage. The cushioning and
primary receptacle must be packed in a securely sealed secondary
A strong outer packaging that is capable of firmly and securely
holding the primary receptacle, cushioning material, and secondary
packaging is required.
Each mailpiece must be clearly marked on the address side with
"Surface Mail Only", "Consumer Commodity ORM-D", and the flashpoint of
the flammable liquid (which is 13C/55F for denatured alcohol)